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ProFormVue vs. Peloton Bike: Which is Better for Working Out? | Digital Trends Spanish


Yes, we know that making a comparison ProFormVue vs. Peloton Bike it’s a bit like comparing apples to oranges. These are two very different types of equipment. Ultimately, though, that’s also what we’re comparing. Do you want to start exercising at home with one of the most modern devices on the market, but you are not sure which method you prefer?

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With its stationary bikes that offer the user live video training sessions and feedback from trainers, Platoon was the first company to crystallize public demand for exciting new ways to exercise at home, even before the pandemic shut down gyms. Due to their price, they became a status symbol that we see today on all social networks.

Shortly thereafter, companies like ProForm began jumping on the bandwagon of generating exercise options with connectivity and feedback.

If you want a home exercise system, the first result of your search will undoubtedly be Peloton. But what else is there?

What is ProForm Vue?

The ProForm Vue is a large exercise mirror with an integrated touch screen. This allows users to train with a live trainer or use pre-recorded sessions. It comes with 30lbs of weights that attach to the back of the mirror and has built in speakers so you can listen to the workout.

What is a Peloton Bike?

Peloton offers a few versions of their bike, as well as packages with different options. At its core, it’s a stationary spinning bike with a touchscreen that lets you work out with a live trainer or access a library of pre-recorded sessions. Users can adjust the height and tension of the bike.

Hardware

From a hardware standpoint, you’re either buying an expensive mirror that acts as a screen with sound output along with some weights, or an expensive stationary bike that has a screen and sound output. Some bike packages also include bike shoes, bike mats, a lightweight weight set, and a heart rate strap.

Without connectivity and online content, you have a cute mirror that talks or a big bike that pedals. Be that as it may, you will need a special space in your home for whichever you choose.

Winner: tie.

Size

Space can be an issue for some, and this is where a big difference between the two devices emerges. The ProForm Vue measures 24.25×14 inches and is 72.65 inches tall. It has a swivel base that allows you to access the weights in the back, but otherwise won’t take up much space. In addition, you can also use it as a mirror when you are not training. And, obviously, you will need some space in front of it, to exercise.

The Peloton Bike has a 48×24-inch profile and is 65-inches tall. You will only need that space to store it when not in use (it is very easy to roll the bike to change its location, tilting it).

Winner: ProForm Vue, by far.

Price

Cut to the chase: the Peloton Bike will cost you double or nearly triple what the Vue costs.

The ProForm Vue retails for $1,499. That price includes the Vue mirror, a 10-pound barbell, two 5-pound dumbbells and four 2.5 plates; they all attach to the back of the mirror. It also includes an iFIT Family membership and 30 days of free live and on-demand workout streaming. Shipping is free and there is a 30 day money back guarantee. The Vue carries a two-year warranty on the frame and one year on parts and labor. ProForm offers financing at $39 per month for 39 months.

The Peloton Bike has several packages, but the starter package is $1,495 plus delivery and installation ($350). Includes the bike, a 12-month limited warranty, cycling shoes, some light weights, and a bike mat. The subscription fee for the All-Access program is $39 per month. Peloton offers a 100-day trial with a full refund and financing starting at $45 per month for 39 months.

Winner: ProForm, because it includes more in its basic package.

subscription fees

Both Peloton and ProForm rely on a subscription service to provide content and link users to live workouts (and, to be honest, this is how they still make money after selling you the gear).

ProForm’s iFIT app is $39 per month (new users get 30 days free). The whole family can use a single membership, and the app is required to access live and on-demand workouts.

Peloton’s All-Access All-Access Membership is $39 per month, and new users get 30 days free. The whole family can use a single membership, and the app is required to get live and on-demand classes and fitness monitoring.

Winner: tie.

Contents

iFit (which ProForm uses to provide content) claims to have a library of more than 16,000 live and on-demand classes ranging from yoga to strength and cardio.

Peloton boasts 14 different types of programs on its app, though it doesn’t list the total number of available programs.

Winner: tie.

Screen size

The ProForm Vue has a 22-inch high-definition vertical touch screen built into the mirror that becomes “invisible” when turned off. The Peloton Bike has a 21.5-inch HD touchscreen that looks somewhat like a tablet attached to the bike.

Winner: ProFormVue.

Weight

Weight can matter if you need to frequently relocate your training area. The ProForm Vue weighs 140 pounds; the Peloton Bike, 135 lbs.

Winner: Platoon.

exercise style

The training system you choose will have a lot to do with your personal fitness goals. Those who want to focus on cardio or weight loss can choose the Peloton Bike, while those interested in core strength, agility, stretching, and muscle building can opt for the ProForm Vue. In reality, outside of online connectivity and live classes, they are very different devices.

Winner: tie. You decide.

Overall Winner: ProForm Vue

Here it is difficult to declare a winner, as there are many factors that could affect your own opinion. Both devices will help you reach your fitness goals and motivate you to keep exercising. Putting the most basic specs head-to-head, though, the ProForm might have a slight edge thanks to how slim and unobtrusive it is, how it can blend in with the house like a regular mirror, and how much less it costs than the Peloton.

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